Thursday, March 12, 2015

ON STAGE | Skylight

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One of my favourite shoots so far with NY1 News has been the press preview for David Hare's play Skylight, starring Carey Mulligan, Bill Nighy and Matthew Beard. I interviewed the talented cast and director Stephen Daldry at The Golden Theatre about bringing the production to the Big Apple.

The interviews aren't up yet on NY1, but here's a video from

- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28

Monday, March 9, 2015


This semester, I've been taking a class called the Digital Newsroom, where we produce a half-hour long show every Thursday. It's been an interesting experience that's for sure! The professors, Adrian Mihai and Joe Peyronnin are pretty much amazing (SO MUCH WISDOM). Each week, we all rotate positions to get tour chance to try different roles in the control room.

We've also started bringing in special guests: I invited my talented friend Jackie Paladino to perform live for our webcast and she was great!

 I tried my hand at anchoring - woot woot!

Tune in every Thursday here:

- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28

Saturday, March 7, 2015

MOVIES | Rendez-Vous with French Cinema

Another fun shoot with NY1 News: the opening night of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema at Lincoln Center for the U.S. premiere of 3 HEARTS / 3 Coeurs.

 One of the film's stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg

Wanda Sykes! She was attending in support of her lovely French wife Alex.

Check out out the full story on NY1 News HERE

- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28

Sunday, March 1, 2015

EVENT | Social Media Week NYC

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This year's Social Media Week sadly conflicted with a lot of school and work stuff, so I didn't get to attend everything I wanted - but hey, I made the best of it. I spent one of the days at panels revolving around social influence, which was definitely interesting.

My favourite event was the Modern Influence panel which took place in the cool office space of kbs+ and featured some super interesting speakers. John McDermott, Platforms Editor at Digiday, moderated the event and he chatted with:
- Nadia Lopez, Principal, Mott Hall Bridges Academy (she's the infamous and influential principal mentioned in this Humans of New York post)
- Patrick Janelle, Executive Director, Spring Street Social Society (he's an Instagram extraordinaire, check him out)
- Aly Teich, Co-Founder, The Sweat Life (former journalist turned entrepreneur, inspiration overload!)
- Tom Buontempo, President, Attention/kbs+ Content Labs

The week ended with a rad closing party at the Highline Ballroom.

Until next year!

- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28

Saturday, February 28, 2015

MY LIFE | February In A Nutshell

Last semester, I blogged about my NYC experiences week-by-week. This time around, I definitely haven't found time to do that. Instead, I'll be rounding up my adventures from the entire month and putting them into a post like this one. Fair warning, these will mostly be of food and/or random cool things that I stumbled upon.

 Vancity/Toronto/NYC reunion!

Left: Started interning with NY1 News | Right: Was THIS close to the legendary Betsey Johnson

 Left: Street art by James Goldcrown | Right: Poutine week at Mile End Deli #CANADA

 Left: P-I-Z-Z-A | Right: Got to meet Henry Winkler! Such a sweet man.

 Fashion ads spotted in SoHo

 Left: Eggs Benny at Tartine | Right: More street art, this one on a set of stairs on Bowery

Left: Tommy Hilfiger's incredible football-themed runway show | Right: All Star Game!

 Left: It Shoulda Been You press preview | Right: Stunning details at Vivienne Tam

Left: Doughnuttery mini doughnuts because why not? | Right: More awesome street art

 Social Media Week

 Covered Circus Xtreme with Shelley Goldberg for NY1 News

Next up: MARCH 2015

- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

FASHION | NYFW: Vivienne Tam

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A backstage look at Vivienne Tam's Fall 2015 collection - seriously obsessed with all the intricate detailing and high collar necklines.

On the runway ( Feudi /

 - Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28